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Structator Construction Sets

Structator was a simple Meccano-like construction system. It was made in Germany from 1913 to 1917

Manufacturer / Distributor

Bing & Co., Germany

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for STRUCTATOR

System Type
Mainly Rods/Tubes
1913 to 1923 (see comment *1)
Steel / Aluminium (Alloy) (see comment *2)
Boss Type
not tapped
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
4.3 (mean)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: --
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Also called BING'S CONSTRUCTOR. Wedge Sleeves hold Rods in Unions. *1or '17, name used later (by Carl Riel?) for different system. United Kingdom ads till '24. *2& wood Base Boards. *3Only to attach model to Base.

The MCS document for this system is shown below. It can also be downloaded to your computer if desired here

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Below there are manuals/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

A Structator manual for sets 1 and 2 - edition S
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Structator manual for sets 1 and 2 - edition D
Added 14/01/20

A Structator manual for sets 1 and 2 - English edition
Added 14/01/20

A Structator manual for set 2
(Added 09/12/2018)

Issue 1 of the Structator magazine
(Added 09/12/2018)

A Structator advertisement in French.
Added 14/01/20

The Structator German patent
(Added 09/12/2018)

Various photos of the Structator construction system
(Added 09/12/2018)